Burrows Studio:
Associated Artists® Collection.
Candace Wheeler Fabric and Wallpaper Designs

Japanese Carp Lace

Burrows & Company offers a new lace design inspired by the famous Japanese Carp pattern by Candace Wheeler. This is woven as a fine 14 point lace with an especially high degree of delicacy. Wheeler, one of America's most important designer of the 19th and early 20th century, was inspired by Japanese stenciled kimono fabrics. The original printed textile that served as the document source for Burrows & Company comes from the collection of the Mark Twain Memorial in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Burrows Studio: Carp Stencil
by Candace Wheeler

This lively pattern was originally published by Candace Wheeler in the early 1900's as a design for a bathroom stencil. It is a two piece stencil, which allows for mixing shades and colors in the paints. The print shown here has two greens in the surround and the shell, and two blues used on the fish itself, with an effort made to maintain variety of tones from one application to the next. This stencil has also been effectively painted using just one color with different shading to highlight the figures. To achieve an artistic result, we suggest experimenting first with colors on posterboard before starting to work on the walls.

The Carp Stencil is $38.00 for the 8" high version and $49.00 for the 12" high version, and it can be ordered from J.R. Burrows & Co.

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"Japanese Carp"

As fabric:
54" wide with a repeat of 23 1/2". On linen and cotton blend suitable for drapery and light upholstery needs, slipcovers and cushions. Heavier upholstery and portierre fabric weight printed on denim with a 48" width and a 25 1/2" repeat. Associated Artists design by Candace Wheeler, c.1885 - 1905. Hand printed in New England. Design from the collection of the Mark Twain Memorial (Hartford, Connecticut). Copyright 1994. Offered in indigo on white, and purple on olive on the denim (a document colorway).

As wallpaper:
26 1/2" wide with a repeat of 23 3/4". Hand printed in New England. Design from the collection of the Mark Twain Memorial (Hartford, Connecticut). Copyright 1994. Offered in shades of pale gold (JPC-001); metalic gold on sage (JPC-002); ivory on indigo blue ground (JPC-003).

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Detail of Japanese Carp Fabric pattern

 

 

"Honeybee Wallpaper and Frieze"

Candace Wheeler won first prize of $1000 in 1881 from Warren, Fuller & Co. of New York in a competition for the design of an American art wallpaper. A room of the original paper still survives at the Hall-Fowler Memorial Library in Ionia, Michigan, and our reproduction was traced off the wall in Ionia by John Burrows. The Honeybee Wallpaper is 20.359" wide with a repeat of 24 1/8" (drop match). Honeybee Frieze is 18 5/8" high with a 40" repeat. Hand printed in New England. Copyright 2001. Offered in the original document colorway of off white with light yellow honeycomb background, shades of salmon and terra cotta for the clover, metallic gold, green gold, copper and bronze, and a blue accent in the frieze.

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Honeybee Lace Curtains

Candace Wheeler won distinction in the 1880s with her Honeybee wallpaper, and our Scottish artists have now interpreted it for Burrows Studio as a curtain panel in their finest 14-point lace. Mrs. Wheeler had a busy life establishing women's aid and needlework societies. working with Louis Comfort Tiffany to decorate the White House for President Chester Alan Arthur, directing her own design business, developing resort properties, overseeing the interiors design of the Women's Building at the World's Columbian Exhibition and writing books on needlework and interior design. The honeybee is a fitting symbol of this woman's impressive career.

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"Seashell & Ribbon"

A fabric 54" wide with a repeat of 11". On linen and cotton blend suitable for drapery and light upholstery needs, slipcovers and cushions. Associated Artists design by Candace Wheeler, c. 1885 - 1905. Hand printed in New England. Design from the collection of the Mark Twain Memorial (Hartford, Connecticut). Copyright 1994. Offered in sepia and yellow (a document colorway).

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Detail of Lily Fabric pattern

"Lily"

As fabric:
48" wide with a repeat of 13 1/2". On linen and cotton blend suitable for drapery and light upholstery needs, slipcovers and cushions. Associated Artists design by Candace Wheeler, c. 1885 - 1905. Hand printed in New England. Design from the collection of the Mark Twain Memorial (Hartford, Connecticut). Copyright 1994. Offered in indigo on white (a document colorway).

As wallpaper:
23 3/4" wide with a repeat of 13 5/8". Hand printed in New England. Design from the collection of the Mark Twain Memorial (Hartford, Connecticut). Copyright 1994. Offered in shades of pale gold (LLY-001), sorrel (LLY-002).

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"Nasturtium Leaf"

A fabric 54" wide with a repeat of 9". On linen and cotton blend suitable for drapery and light upholstery needs, slipcovers and cushions. Associated Artists design by Candace Wheeler, c. 1885 - 1905. Hand printed in New England. Design from the collection of the Mark Twain Memorial (Hartford, Connecticut). Copyright 1994. Offered in indigo on white (a document colorway).

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Detail of Nasturtium Leaf Fabric pattern

About Candace Wheeler (1827-1923)

Candace Wheeler founded the Society of Decorative Art in New York City in 1877 and was also a founder of the Women's Exchange, a self-help organization established to aid women in 1877. In 1879 Mrs. Wheeler joined in partnership with noted artists Louis C. Tiffany, Samuel Colman and Lockwood de Forest in the firm called "Associated Artists," which produced interior decorations, pattern designs and needle work for clients that included Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) in Hartford, Connecticut, and the White House. When this partnership ended in 1883, Mrs. Wheeler continued "Associated Artists" as an all-women design firm in New York, producing needlework and printed textiles until 1907. In 1893 Mrs. Wheeler and "Associated Artists" supervised the decoration of the Woman's Building at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Candace Wheeler's printed textile designs have a strong, self-assured line quality and show a marked influence of Japanese art which was in fashion in the late 19th century.


voysey bird pattern

For more wallpaper patterns, please also see:

C.F.A. Voysey Wallpaper and Fabric

Jennie B. Jones Wallpaper

and

Candace Wheeler Fabric and Wallpaper.

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